The sport famously first appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. Now it's being played all over the world, including American colleges, McGill University in Canada and Kincardine and District Secondary School.
The Independent checked out the first regular season KDSS quidditch match played Thursday. For more details, see the hardcopy version of the paper.
And they’re off! Players from the Gryffindor and Slytherin teams race down the field. They are, from left: Mickey Collins, River Roy, turned away, Laura Brown, Kaitlyn Hundt, and Jason McDonell. (Kristen Shane photo)
Beater Lubi Horvathova readies to throw the bludger, the red ball, at Jason McDonell to hit him off course. McDonell is carrying the quaffle, a small plastic soccer ball, which he is trying to lob into the opposing team’s hula hoop net to score 10 points. (Kristen Shane photo)